ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Moore released the following statement regarding the 13th Anniversary of the Signing of the Affordable Care Act:
“On the 13th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, I’m reminded how good government drastically affects the people that we represent. This legislation provided health care for millions of Americans—and its benefits to our country and to the state of Maryland are innumerable. I’m so thankful to President Obama and his administration for everything they did to create a country where we leave no one behind.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, one million Marylanders with pre-existing health conditions can receive the coverage they need. Because of the Affordable Care Act, more than 500,000 Maryland residents have protection against catastrophic medical bills. And because of the Affordable Care Act, 2.4 million Marylanders can be secure knowing their benefits will always be accessible—especially when they need them most.
Any attempt to repeal this legislation would be incredibly damaging to Maryland and our country: raising premiums on working families; shutting out our most vulnerable citizens from the care they need; and imperiling the health of millions across the country. We need to raise the alarm on Republican attempts to rip up this law, and I will work with my partners in all corners of government to protect the Affordable Care Act.”